Lisa Cam

Lisa Cam

Commissioning Editor at SCMP and Editor of Sands Style magazine, Lisa Cam enjoys reporting and editing all things about food, travel and anything in between. She also draws on years of banking experience to write business and financial articles. At the end of the day, she likes nothing more than kicking back to a good dose of true crime stories and cooking tried and true recipes from sticky old cookbooks.

Latest from Lisa Cam

Cinnabon is finally in Hong Kong – and so are classy new French bakeries Gontran Cherrier and Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel

The American bakery may finally have landed in Hong Kong – but there are classier pastry products on offer at 2 new celebrity French patisseries

17 Feb 2020 - 4:00PM

The American bakery may finally have landed in Hong Kong – but there are classier pastry products on offer at 2 new celebrity French patisseries

Cinnabon is finally in Hong Kong – and so are classy new French bakeries Gontran Cherrier and Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel
Where to eat in Hong Kong this February: new restaurants, special menus and dishes to savour

Hong Kong diners are getting new sushi, pizza, Chinese and French-Japanese eateries, and an American bakery specialising in cinnamon rolls

10 Feb 2020 - 4:00PM

Hong Kong diners are getting new sushi, pizza, Chinese and French-Japanese eateries, and an American bakery specialising in cinnamon rolls

Where to eat in Hong Kong this February: new restaurants, special menus and dishes to savour
Why haven’t we heard of early LGBTQ+ icon Esther Eng, Hollywood’s first Chinese female filmmaker?

She is remembered as America’s first Chinese female filmmaker, a successful entrepreneur and open lesbian – why haven’t we heard about her until now?

5 Feb 2020 - 7:24PM

She is remembered as America’s first Chinese female filmmaker, a successful entrepreneur and open lesbian – why haven’t we heard about her until now?

Why haven’t we heard of early LGBTQ+ icon Esther Eng, Hollywood’s first Chinese female filmmaker?
Lunar New Year: Lions aren’t native to China, so where did the traditional lion dance come from?

Get ready for the clanging of cymbals and beating of drums that announce the colourful trance of the lion dance – but how much do you know about this centuries-old CNY tradition?

25 Jan 2020 - 12:00PM

Get ready for the clanging of cymbals and beating of drums that announce the colourful trance of the lion dance – but how much do you know about this centuries-old CNY tradition?

Lunar New Year: Lions aren’t native to China, so where did the traditional lion dance come from?
Where to eat in Hong Kong this January: new restaurant openings, Sunday brunches and vegetarian menus

Hong Kong’s dining scene is getting new Japanese restaurants, new Italian pizzerias, Sunday brunches and new spots in the West Kowloon Cultural District

14 Jan 2020 - 12:00PM

Hong Kong’s dining scene is getting new Japanese restaurants, new Italian pizzerias, Sunday brunches and new spots in the West Kowloon Cultural District

Where to eat in Hong Kong this January: new restaurant openings, Sunday brunches and vegetarian menus
How art house cinema, qipao colours and Chinese ink painting is inspiring Macau’s next generation of independent fashion designers

Colourful and Asian-accented, Haoshijie means ‘good times’ in Mandarin, while Cordova’s dark styles reflect battles with depression

9 Jan 2020 - 3:00PM

Colourful and Asian-accented, Haoshijie means ‘good times’ in Mandarin, while Cordova’s dark styles reflect battles with depression

How art house cinema, qipao colours and Chinese ink painting is inspiring Macau’s next generation of independent fashion designers
Review | How Phuket’s only Michelin-starred restaurant, PRU, has opened our eyes to the food landscape in Thailand

PRU lives up to its philosophy of ‘plant, raise and understand’ its ingredients, and is testament to the creativity of Dutch chef Jimmy Ophorst

3 Jan 2020 - 3:34PM

PRU lives up to its philosophy of ‘plant, raise and understand’ its ingredients, and is testament to the creativity of Dutch chef Jimmy Ophorst

How Phuket’s only Michelin-starred restaurant, PRU, has opened our eyes to the food landscape in Thailand
13 Hong Kong restaurants and bars that are closing their doors before 2020

Hong Kong protests and lack of tourism has made some eateries and speakeasies such as Ce La Vi, Gough’s On Gough and Mrs Pound close

20 Jan 2020 - 12:29PM

Hong Kong protests and lack of tourism has made some eateries and speakeasies such as Ce La Vi, Gough’s On Gough and Mrs Pound close

13 Hong Kong restaurants and bars that are closing their doors before 2020
6 of the best places to go for hotpot in Hong Kong and Macau

The coolest hotpot restaurants and the hottest deals in the region

30 Dec 2019 - 3:14PM

The coolest hotpot restaurants and the hottest deals in the region

6 of the best places to go for hotpot in Hong Kong and Macau
6 of the best places to eat white truffles in Hong Kong

It’s time for Alba’s ‘culinary diamonds’ to grace restaurant menus again, and here are the eateries to find them.

3 Dec 2019 - 4:41AM

It’s time for Alba’s ‘culinary diamonds’ to grace restaurant menus again, and here are the eateries to find them.

6 of the best places to eat white truffles in Hong Kong
If Western toast, or Hong Kong French toast, doesn’t come from France, where does it originate?

The tea house staple can be traced to a restaurant that is still in operation in Hong Kong today

28 Nov 2019 - 5:46PM

The tea house staple can be traced to a restaurant that is still in operation in Hong Kong today

If Western toast, or Hong Kong French toast, doesn’t come from France, where does it originate?
You can now buy a Hermès Kelly Twilly – for US$3,000

Make a fashion statement like Lizzo and strut your stuff with a bag charm that functions just like the full-sized Kelly bag.

27 Nov 2019 - 3:05AM

Make a fashion statement like Lizzo and strut your stuff with a bag charm that functions just like the full-sized Kelly bag.

You can now buy a Hermès Kelly Twilly – for US$3,000
Traditional eatery Obihiro Hageten dishes up top-notch tempura

The special 14-course tasting menu at HK$780 is a welcome departure from the hefty costs at other tempura places in Hong Kong

18 Nov 2019 - 10:00AM

The special 14-course tasting menu at HK$780 is a welcome departure from the hefty costs at other tempura places in Hong Kong

Traditional eatery Obihiro Hageten dishes up top-notch tempura
Why Jalan is one of Hong Kong’s trendiest Malaysian restaurants

The laksa fried chicken and the pandan custard doughnuts at the cool modern eatery – which has a communal table and 70s music – come highly recommended

16 Nov 2019 - 9:00AM

The laksa fried chicken and the pandan custard doughnuts at the cool modern eatery – which has a communal table and 70s music – come highly recommended

Why Jalan is one of Hong Kong’s trendiest Malaysian restaurants
Buttery steaks and superior sukiyaki at Yakinikuu

The Gough Street restaurant focuses on unconventional cuts of meat such as Chateaubriand, shoulder cut and skirt steak

15 Nov 2019 - 9:00AM

The Gough Street restaurant focuses on unconventional cuts of meat such as Chateaubriand, shoulder cut and skirt steak

Buttery steaks and superior sukiyaki at Yakinikuu
High steaks at 298 Nikuya Room, where the Wagyu sirloin is a cut above the rest

The cosy restaurant is the perfect place for carnivores looking for a hedonistic meat-filled experience

14 Nov 2019 - 10:30AM

The cosy restaurant is the perfect place for carnivores looking for a hedonistic meat-filled experience

High steaks at 298 Nikuya Room, where the Wagyu sirloin is a cut above the rest
Nikushou offers racecourse views and mouthwatering yakiniku

At the Happy Valley eatery, the A5 Wagyu is so soft it tastes like beef ice cream – in a good way, and the home-made plum wine is not to be missed

14 Nov 2019 - 10:00AM

At the Happy Valley eatery, the A5 Wagyu is so soft it tastes like beef ice cream – in a good way, and the home-made plum wine is not to be missed

Nikushou offers racecourse views and mouthwatering yakiniku
How Japanese yakiniku restaurants became the Wagyu beef eateries for the meat lovers

Yakiniku drew heavily on influences from Korean dishes but has evolved into a Japanese favourite because of its tender Wagyu options and simple cooking methods.

14 Nov 2019 - 2:08PM

Yakiniku drew heavily on influences from Korean dishes but has evolved into a Japanese favourite because of its tender Wagyu options and simple cooking methods.

How Japanese yakiniku restaurants became the Wagyu beef eateries for the meat lovers
Canto-pop queen Anita Mui: remembering the ‘Madonna of Asia’

The ‘Ever Changing Anita Mui’ set the gold standard for the divas that followed with a repertoire of costume changes, distinctive vocals and amazing stage presence

13 Dec 2019 - 1:06PM

The ‘Ever Changing Anita Mui’ set the gold standard for the divas that followed with a repertoire of costume changes, distinctive vocals and amazing stage presence

Canto-pop queen Anita Mui: remembering the ‘Madonna of Asia’
From breakfast at Tiffany’s to the Hong Kong International Airport: Where to eat in Hong Kong this October

Wolfgang Puck Kitchen and Duddell’s new restaurant locations at Hong Kong International Airport, afternoon teas, and cocktails overlooking Victoria Harbour

7 Nov 2019 - 5:11PM

Wolfgang Puck Kitchen and Duddell’s new restaurant locations at Hong Kong International Airport, afternoon teas, and cocktails overlooking Victoria Harbour

From breakfast at Tiffany’s to the Hong Kong International Airport: Where to eat in Hong Kong this October
Breast Cancer Awareness: 5 restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau that are fighting breast cancer one pink drink, dish and dessert at a time

To support the Pink Ribbon campaign, many F&B spots in Hong Kong and Macau are offering special meals and drinks to promote breast cancer awareness

3 Oct 2019 - 6:00PM

To support the Pink Ribbon campaign, many F&B spots in Hong Kong and Macau are offering special meals and drinks to promote breast cancer awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness: 5 restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau that are fighting breast cancer one pink drink, dish and dessert at a time
We get an exclusive first look inside the hip new Malaysian restaurant Jalan in Central

Taking Malaysian food to the next level, this cool, contemporary restaurant delivers bold flavours and great vibes in a modern setting in Central

2 Oct 2019 - 7:00PM

Taking Malaysian food to the next level, this cool, contemporary restaurant delivers bold flavours and great vibes in a modern setting in Central

We get an exclusive first look inside the hip new Malaysian restaurant Jalan in Central
In the Mood for Love and 5 other movie roles that helped Maggie Cheung rule Hong Kong cinema

As the legendary Hong Kong actress and regular Wong Kar-wai leading lady celebrates her 55th birthday, we celebrate Cheung's 6 best movie roles

20 Sep 2019 - 3:55PM

As the legendary Hong Kong actress and regular Wong Kar-wai leading lady celebrates her 55th birthday, we celebrate Cheung's 6 best movie roles

In the Mood for Love and 5 other movie roles that helped Maggie Cheung rule Hong Kong cinema
Live like Downton Abbey’s Granthams in these 5 exclusive British homes

Among the hosts who can introduce you to these stately properties are James Middleton, the younger brother of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

13 Sep 2019 - 3:52PM

Among the hosts who can introduce you to these stately properties are James Middleton, the younger brother of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Live like Downton Abbey’s Granthams in these 5 exclusive British homes
Craving authentic Thai street food? Sip Song in Repulse Bay will satisfy

The new beachside restaurant from Maximal Concepts has popped up at The Pulse and offers delectable dishes reminiscent of beloved Thai street food

4 Sep 2019 - 12:30PM

The new beachside restaurant from Maximal Concepts has popped up at The Pulse and offers delectable dishes reminiscent of beloved Thai street food

Craving authentic Thai street food? Sip Song in Repulse Bay will satisfy
Kakure: Central’s new hidden whisky bar that doubles as a Japanese sushi restaurant

Fresh sushi, teppanyaki and classic whisky are all served in a warm and welcome setting at the hidden Japanese food restaurant Kakure

3 Sep 2019 - 11:30AM

Fresh sushi, teppanyaki and classic whisky are all served in a warm and welcome setting at the hidden Japanese food restaurant Kakure

Kakure: Central’s new hidden whisky bar that doubles as a Japanese sushi restaurant
Sushi Zo: a serious dining experience for omakase lovers

Head chef Fumio Azumi serves up a whopping 18 dishes at Sushi Zo restaurant in Tai Kwun, which has the softest sushi in town

3 Sep 2019 - 10:15AM

Head chef Fumio Azumi serves up a whopping 18 dishes at Sushi Zo restaurant in Tai Kwun, which has the softest sushi in town

Sushi Zo: a serious dining experience for omakase lovers
At Bella Taipa in Macau, tuck into authentic Italian fare

Bella Taipa is under the command of Tuscan chef Jonathan Dominguez, who happens to be the first member of the Italian Chef Federation (F.I.C.) in Macau

3 Sep 2019 - 9:45AM

Bella Taipa is under the command of Tuscan chef Jonathan Dominguez, who happens to be the first member of the Italian Chef Federation (F.I.C.) in Macau

At Bella Taipa in Macau, tuck into authentic Italian fare
From vegan food to meditation: how wellness tourism is getting a luxury makeover in the Philippines

One of the country’s most famous luxury holistic wellness spas, The Farm at San Benito in Lipa, offers programmes supervised by licensed medical professionals, nutritionists, spa therapists, yoga teachers and fitness coaches

23 Aug 2019 - 2:00PM

One of the country’s most famous luxury holistic wellness spas, The Farm at San Benito in Lipa, offers programmes supervised by licensed medical professionals, nutritionists, spa therapists, yoga teachers and fitness coaches

From vegan food to meditation: how wellness tourism is getting a luxury makeover in the Philippines
‘We’ll take your money, but we’ll kick you out’ – Sushi Zo, where head chef Fumio Azumi wants only serious eaters

Michelin-starred Sushi Zo opens in Hong Kong and the head chef proclaims he only wants ‘serious sushi eaters’ at his establishment

21 Aug 2019 - 5:50PM

Michelin-starred Sushi Zo opens in Hong Kong and the head chef proclaims he only wants ‘serious sushi eaters’ at his establishment

‘We’ll take your money, but we’ll kick you out’ – Sushi Zo, where head chef Fumio Azumi wants only serious eaters